Killington Pico Area Association Jan. 19 happenings

A cyclist braving the snowstorm in Killington. Photo provided.

KILLINGTON, Vt. – First off, I need to give a shout out to this brave cyclist who made his way east up route 4 Wednesday afternoon during the snow storm. Here is the true meaning of #lifeat4241.

I wanted to pass along to you that the town of Killington is looking for a new Recreation & Parks director. This position is responsible for organizing and promoting year round recreation activities for town residents, second homeowners, and visitors of all ages; is responsible for the administration, management and maintenance of the Recreation Center, pool, fields, parks, hiking/biking trails, and other recreation facilities within the community. It’s like you get to play for a living. Very cool!

A quick note about our monthly mixers. If you are a business owner or manager and would like to host a KPAA monthly mixer, please drop me a line at Mixers are a great way to promote your business to the greater Killington business community. If you have a new program or initiative of your business, you can use these mixers as a platform to launch your message. Or if you just really like throwing a party for people! Please remember that all are welcome to our mixers; owners, employees, and ski bums, whomever.

At our last mixer, we began collecting business cards for a chance to win a door prize drawing that night. We will continue to collect cards at future mixers. In July, we will compile all the business cards collected over the six months for a grand prize drawing. So the more you attend monthly mixers, the more chances you will have to win the grand prize. The prize will be announced in the next few weeks.

Finally, I’m heading off this afternoon to ski for my first time in 15 years. Yes people, I said 15 years, not days or months….years! Wish me luck!

See you on the hill,

Mike Coppinger


Registration is now open for this fun Under Armour race in August 2018. Photo provided.

Under Armour Mountain Running
 Series comes to Killington

Under Armour, the global leader in innovative performance apparel, footwear and equipment, announced today the race dates and locations for the second annual Under Armour Mountain Running Series, presented by GORE-TEX® Products. In partnership with POWDR, the trail running series is designed for running professionals and enthusiasts alike who want to experience trail running in some of the most beautiful and challenging mountain environments and destinations across North America. POWDR’s mountain resorts provide diverse climates, changing elevations, varying terrain, and are naturally built to push athletes to their limits.

On Aug. 25, 2018, this event will be right here at Killington Resort. Located along the Appalachian Mountains, Killington provides diverse terrain and challenging vertical climb across several courses.

The 2018 series features an energizing, single-day running festival format offering an exclusive basecamp experience. Runners of all levels are awarded a journey through the unique trails and course design at each mountain. Race distances at each location will include a distance for every runner to test themselves: 5K, 10K, 25K, and 50K. A $5,000 prize purse will be distributed across the men’s and women’s podium for the top three 50K finishers at each race in the series.

Registration is open for one or all races. In addition to registration, course details, elevation maps, training plans, and more can be found at For live updates leading up to and throughout the race series, be sure to follow the @MTNRunning channel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Business profile – Chalet Killington

Chalet Killington. Photo provided.

Chalet Killington, located on the Killington Road, offers 30 guest rooms. Attached to Chalet Killington is Baja Burrito Co. featuring Mexican American fare. They have great brews on tap and the best Margaritas on the Mountain. Another cool thing about Chalet Killington is that they are dog friendly. This can be hard to find for guests visiting the area. I want to also acknowledge General Manager Matthew Gouchberg who has been a long time member of the Killington Fire & Rescue. Matt was just named captain by the department for the second year. Thanks for your service to the community, Matt!

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